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Chorizo, Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

A frittata is very much like a quiche, but without the pastry making it healthier! I love frittatas because; they are super simple to make, you can add almost anything you want (great for using leftovers) and it’s delicious to enjoy as a quick weeknight dinner or a leisurely weekend brunch! I made this Chorizo, Spinach and Ricotta Frittata for my family for Easter while we were enjoying cottage life in the New Forest.

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Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

Makeup artists Sam and Nic Chapman, more famously known as Pixiwoo are probably the reason I got into makeup. In my teens, makeup wasn’t really of interest to me (aside from the occasional 90s blue mascara haha). It wasn’t until my early 20s when I started working at a corporate firm where I had to wear makeup that I realised I had no idea what to do with eyeshadows, liner etc. So I decided to get on YouTube and people like Pixiwoo, Tanya Burr and MakeupByTiffanyD taught me how to apply products, what brands were best ones to use, how come up with new looks and in the long run inspired me to start my own blog!

Since starting their YouTube channel in 2008, Sam and Nic Chapman have become world-wide famous for their videos (for example; their recent winged eyeliner for hooded eyes is a real goodie to watch), plus they run makeup courses and have started a brush line called Real Techniques.

Real Techniques was launched in 2011 and was focussed around unbelievable brush quality paired with professional, interesting, fun education from Sam and Nic. They have videos showing you how to use each brush in detail (LINK). More recently they launched their Bold Metals Collection which is just stunning!  These luxe brushes offer high performance with super soft bristles that feature shred-resistant properties and advanced pick-up and release of makeup. But more importantly, they look so cool.

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The four agreements

The Four Agreements

Hello everyone. It’s that time of the week again! I’m feeling a bit snowed under this week; think it’s because of the two 4 day weeks and with Easter holidays in between, time is just flying by. I was in the New Forest with my family this weekend which was wonderful, but feel there is now quite a bit of life admin to catch up on.

Anyway, I came across ‘The Four Agreements’ by Miguel Ruiz the other day and think they are so simple, yet so powerful. 

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Icing

When I was on skiing holiday in Val D’Isere, we stayed in a fabulous chalet organised via VIP Ski. They provide you with a fully organised and catered holiday which means all you have to focus on is having fun and enjoying your time away with friends. One of the parts that made our holiday so enjoyable was our amazing Chalet hosts Sophie & Andy. They looked after us brilliantly and daily fed us the most amazing food. For example every afternoon after coming back from skiing (or apres-skiing…) we’d have afternoon tea laid out for us to tuck into. And tuck into it we did! One of my favourite treats they made us was a Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Icing. Kind as they were, they allowed me to steal the recipe to share with you all so here it is..

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Ethos Restaurant, London

Now, I love catching up with my friends during on weeknights, but going out for dinner a lot can affect my trying to be healthy ‘8020 diet‘ plan. So discovering new healthy restaurants in London is always a huge winner. Ethos restaurant is one of those places. Ethos is a self-service restaurant in central London, just near Oxford Circus making it very handy for a mid-week post work catch up! They offer a vegetarian buffet that works on a ‘choose – then weigh – then pay’ system.

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Be brave. Take risks.

Hello, it’s that time of the week again.  I am back in London after an amazing week in the snow with friends and am now focussing my attention on my life and career because I am looking to make some big changes in the next few weeks. Following your dreams and taking risks isn’t easy, but I think it’s necessary to live a happy and fulfilled life. This quote by Paulo Coelho really inspired me the last few days leading up to a decision I had to make. Risks are scary but experience is everything and it reminded me that really you’ve got nothing to lose by trying something new and exciting.

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” - Paulo Coelho.
Happy Hump Day everyone :)

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A guide to Foundation & Clinique Stay Matte Foundation

Finding your holy-grail foundation is something every girl wants but isn’t really that easy. Because how do you know what the right foundation is based variables like texture, consistency, shade and additional skin benefits. So when I came across this ‘Guide to Foundation’ by Jenna Menard (Clinique Global Colour Artist) I thought it may be helpful to share this on the blog to anyone that has questions about what foundation is right for them! So let’s look at Jenna expertise and insider secrets on how to get the best out of our foundations:

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